Educator Resources

The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by providing online educational resources based on the Peace Corps experience and facilitating communication among U.S. learners and current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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  • Intercultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

  • Poem

A volunteer finds home in his host community.

  • Poem

Death is enveloped by grieving processes.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Poem
  • Global Issues

A Volunteer learns about the conditions of apartheid by way of bread.

  • Poem

A Volunteer vividly remembers the sights and sounds of Ethiopia.

  • Poem

Poem about local sights and sounds in Georgia.

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

Even birds have communities of practice.

  • Poem
  • Youth
  • Agriculture

Children find a silver lining to forced labor in Uzbekistan.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding

After viewing the TED Talk Danger of a Single Story, participants will discuss in pairs situations in which they have perpetuated a single story, and been the target of a single story.

  • Poem

A cup of tea can change your world.

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  • Poem
  • Women & Gender
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

A poem about a resilient group of girls in South Africa.

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

Humans around the world are not actually so different.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Understanding

Students will examine the difference between equity and equality through problem solving and discovery. They will address the question "Why do we need to learn about differences? If we treat everyone the same, everything will be fine."

  • Poem

A vibrant, colorful celebration of a Guatemalan bus.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

There is so much strength and power in every woman.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

A Volunteer encourages a girl to break free from gender expectations.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Global Issues

This webinar series, provided by the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program, is designed to support educators so they can fully utilize Peace Corps’ global education programs to encourage their learners to become global citizens.

  • Activity

This module - the first in a three part training series - provides an overview of the concept of global competence and why it is important.

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This module - the second in a three part training series - provides educators the opportunity to reflect on learners' backgrounds and the perspectives they bring to the classroom.

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  • Intercultural Understanding

Part 3 of the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program Global Competence Training focuses on building understanding between people of different backgrounds - including educators and their students, students and their peers, and students and those outside their immediate environments.

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